3 Great Habanero Salsa Recipes

Salsa, apart from being the popular Latin-American form of dance music, is also a type of condiment referring to spicy hot sauces. Salsa in the Spanish language means a sauce that serves as an accompaniment with snacks.

To the Americans, it implies the spicy condiment made primarily from tomatoes and is used as a dip with Mexican food. It augments the taste of your snack. If you want your salsa to be extremely spicy, adding habanero peppers is a great idea.

Habanero, meaning ‘from Havana’ are small chilies considered to be the hottest in the world with Scoville heat units ranging from 100,000 – 350,000. They come in four colors – green, yellow, orange, and red and are strong enough to set your taste buds ablaze.

An interesting way to have habanero pepper is to use it in salsa.  You can include other ingredients like fruits and vegetables and serve the habanero salsa with seafood as well. If you want more information, scroll down to find some really fiery habanero salsa recipes.

Recipe 1


  • 5 Habanero Chiles (Roasted)
  • 4 Amarillo Chilies
  • 3 Scallions (chopped)
  • 1 Grapefruit (juiced)
  • 1 lime (zested and juiced)
  • 1 bunch Cilantro (chopped)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)


  • Soak the habanero and Amarillo chilies in hot water for about ten minutes.
  • Deseed them once you have removed them from the water.
  • Place the chilies in a food processor and enough of the soaking liquid to cover a quarter of the way.
  • Puree it into a fine paste.
  • Transfer the puree into a bowl and add chopped scallions, fruit juices, lime zest, and chopped cilantro to it.
  • Mix well. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm. 

Recipe 2

  • 5 Habanero Peppers
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro (chopped)
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 8 oz Tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Oregano (dried)


  • Remove the seeds from the peppers.
  • Finely chop and combine all fresh ingredients except the garlic.
  • Press garlic into a mixture.
  • Add salt, pepper, oregano and tomato sauce. Mix it well.
  • You can pulse it in the food processor if you like to have a smoother texture.

Recipe 3


  • 1 Yellow Sweet Pepper (diced)
  • 1 Red Sweet Pepper (diced)
  • 1 Orange Sweet Pepper (diced)
  • 4-8 Habanero Peppers
  • 4-8 Jalapeno Peppers
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper (diced)
  • 4 Banana Peppers (chopped)
  • 4 cups Sweet onion
  • 1 ½ cups White Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Garlic (minced)
  • 4 cups Tomato paste
  • 4 cups Vinegar
  • I bunch Cilantro
  • Salt (to taste)


  • Dice the sweet peppers, chipotle pepper and the onion.
  • Peel and dice the tomatoes.
  • Finely chop the banana peppers and the cilantro.
  • Puree the habanero and jalapeño peppers in half a cup of vinegar.
  • Put the peppers, onion, tomatoes, hot pepper puree, vinegar, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, tomato paste, brown sugar and the rest of the ingredients in a cooking pot. Let it boil for twenty minutes and then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Add white sugar and salt. Simmer for ten minutes more and serve.

The aforementioned habanero salsa recipes are sure to set your mouth on fire. However, you must take great care in handling these chilies. Always wear surgical gloves and avoid contact with your eyes and face.

3 Great Habanero Salsa Recipes
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3 Great Habanero Salsa Recipes

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